NINTENDO is increasing production of its current Switch consoles, making many believe that a new console is not on the horizon.

The Switch was the best-selling console of last year, with around 20million units sold globally.

The Switch OLED is the latest version.


The Switch OLED is the latest version.Credit: Nintendo

It was so popular that it sold almost as many consoles as the PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S combined.

Despite the age of the console – which is around six years old – Nintendo apparently aims to sell more consoles than ever before.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Nintendo has advised suppliers to up production starting from April, and that they can readjust if sales are underwhelming.

While some analysts believe that Switch sales will slow down shortly, Nintendo appears to believe it will continue selling strong into 2023.

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This is partly due to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which will likely be one of the Switch’s biggest ever releases.

Fans have also spotted a Zelda-themed special-edition Switch console, which could boost the platform’s sales.

Players are speculating about what this sudden burst in production means for the eventual release of a Nintendo Switch successor.

When compared to other consoles, the Switch should be reaching the end of its natural lifecycle.

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Further, as there has been no enhanced version of the Switch, like a PS4 Pro, fans believed a Switch 2 can’t be far off.

As the Switch continues to sell, it appears that Nintendo wants to continue to encourage purchases, rather than announce a new console.

However, Nintendo has previously ramped up production of a current-gen console, shortly before announcing the release of its successor.

The Wii saw increased production shortly before the announcement of the Wii U in 2011.

A new Wii console, known as the Wii Mini was also released less than a year before the Wii U launched.

Sometimes these consoles are sold at a reduced price to encourage sales before the launch of a new generation of consoles.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.

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